Now that my heart rate has returned to normal and my inner health policy goddess has stopped doing back flips, I can try to put Thursday’s historic vote into perspective.
Oh, sorry. I guess I haven’t completely calmed down.
But my joy is tempered with fear. Fear that the Republicans will make good on their promise to repeal the law or defund it. Fear that the ruling will tilt November’s election to the Republicans, giving them the votes to throw the law out. Fear that, as I said in my earlier blog, we will return to where we were 10 years ago—which is heading off a cliff in terms of health care.< This is in no way a statement about which party should win. It is a statement about the need to continue on the path that has been set. If a political change can change hard-fought laws previously passed, what does that mean for the country? We have some serious problems to deal with beyond health care; if we can’t find a way to work together, we are doomed. Ok, enough philosophizing for one blog. Let’s get back to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). One thing I’ve read—and … Continue Reading